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Agenda for FOGL Meeting January 23, 2018

January 23 , 2018 at 7 p.m.
in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

The primary purpose of the meeting is to decide whether or not to disband the group. Those who started the group in 2003 are now “super seniors” and have retired as officers and lake monitors. They hope that some “young seniors” and Green Lake users will step up to carry on the good work or the group must be disbanded.

  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s Report – Gayle Garman
  • The non-profit status of Friends of Green Lake – Gayle Garman
  • Lake Monitoring – Richard Fleming
  • Web Site – Ellen Hewitt
  • Recent Park projects or sightings

Old Business:

  • Donate treasury and Disband
    Possible projects to support with the treasury
    OR
  • Reinvent groups
    • Need to rewrite: Mission Statement
    • Need to rewrite: By Laws
      Membership: Months to meet; Officers; Terms of office; Duties of Officers; Voting
  • Adjourn

Thanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room!

Minutes for October 24, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday October 24, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanKathleen ConnerRuth BaetzTom SchubertGaret MungerBernhard WeiplDon DeibertS. Jo PalmBrian DeLucaColleen Hackett

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

Richard F and Kathleen Conner provided general comments regarding the FOGL provided “To Do” list, as previously recorded and described in earlier FOGL minutes and records. They described the activity of the FOGL meeting with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) for a walk around the lake to discuss ideas and details of FOGL suggestions.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Join us October 24, 7 p.m.

in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Response to FOGL’s To-Do List – Kathleen Conner, Director of Planning, Seattle Parks and recreation Department.
  • Proposal to install a Continuous Lake Level Gauge – Rob Zisette.
  • Treasurer’s Report – Gayle Garman.
  • Skate Boarding construction on Duck Island – Colleen Hackett.
  • New Business.
  • Discussion: Should FOGL disband in January?
  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 23, 2018?
  • Adjourn

Thanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room!

Minutes for July 25, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday July 25, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanEllen HewittGina HarmonPeter NestingenGaret MungerGene WilliamsKate McNaughtonBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

Rob Z began with discussion of his study to install, in a vandalism resistant manner, a float gauge to monitor and report lake levels over time. This would be at the Meridian Avenue N drain box along the North shoreline. The gauge and its associated equipment would measure and record data over time to assess seasonal weather effect and also the impacts of major constructions sites near the park, as their underground portions alter the natural water table’s input to the lake. Much of the water at those sites, formerly migrating to the lake, is now shunted to municipal drainage as a condition of construction. Financial resources to buy, install, maintain, and analyze the output have not been established. Rob noted if it were Seattle City funds, they would likely be under Seattle Public Utilities budget. Related suggestions discussed were: Read More »

Agenda for FOGL Meeting July 25, 2017

Join us Tues. July 25, 7 p.m.

in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Proposal to install a Continuous Lake Level Gauge – Rob Zisette
  • Treasurer’s Report – Gayle Garman
  • To-Do List Walk with Parks Department June 15 – Richard Fleming
  • To-Do List Walk with Parks Department June 15 – Gayle Garman
  • To-Do List Walk with Parks Department June 15 – Karen Schurr
  • Utilities for Coffee Stand at Boat Rental Dock – Brian DeLuca
  • Grant Application – Emergency Locator System for Path – Brian DeLuca
  • Removal of Concrete Pad near Community Center – Richard Fleming
  • Tree Cutting for Safety of Park Users – Karen
  • Skate Boarding construction on Duck Island – Richard & Gayle 
  • Change FOGL Mission? – Karen Schurr 
  • Geese at Green Lake 
  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 24?
  • AdjournThanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room!

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf

Minutes for May 23, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Elizabeth Riggs, guest speaker
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiBob MartinKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanTim RoodEllen HewittGina HarmonPeter NestingenAnita Gras BryantGene WilliamsLynn BurnettBev LarsonJim BeckerDon DeibertCarl WesterBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

There was initial discussion about Seattle Parks & Recreation (SP&R) focus on tree trimming/pruning. The first priority is to prune/remove branches/limbs/trees which present an immediate safety hazard to park patrons. Concern noted that excessive time elapses between a tree falling on open green belt space and SP&R managing its removal, thereby allowing a safety hazard/attractive nuisance to linger on park grounds.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting May 23, 2017

Join us Tues. May 23, 7 p.m.

in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Current tree cutting and trimming in the Park
  • Privatization of Evans Pool and Community Center – Ellen Hewitt
  • Michael O’Brien’s outreach to FOGL
  • GPS/emergency path marker system – Karen Schurr
  • Crosswalk striping near the rowing facility and elsewhere in the Park
  • Safety for cross-lake swimmers
  • Park projects submitted: Review and Response by Parks’ Dept*
  • Future meeting dates (July 25?)
  • Candidates sought for President, Vice-President, and Treasurer
  • AdjournThanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room.

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf

Minutes for April 25, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday April 25, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Guest Speakers:
Jason FriskMike StanleyDavid Graves

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrPeter NestingenRob ZisetteDon DeibertEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Ellen H chaired the meeting.
The first presentation was by Jason Friske of the Green Lake Small Craft Center (GLSCC).
Jason provided hard copies of the Center’s comprehensive brochure, with its detail available on their website. Review the brochure for the numerous programs offered by the GLSCC.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting April 25, 2017


Learn about the Green Lake Small Craft Center and about the 2016 alum treatment’s impact on the lake’s water quality.

Join us Tues. April 25, 7 p.m.
in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center activities and building plans – Jason Frisk, Manager and Mike Stanley, President
  • “Evolving Alum Treatment Strategies with Adapting Cyanobacteria in Green Lake” – Rob Zisette, Herrera Environmental Consultants
  • Business
    • FOGL Location Marker system report – Karen Schurr
    • Parks Dept response to GL To Do List* 11/23/16
    • Future meeting dates
  • Adjourn

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf

Thanks to the Hearthstone for hosting our meeting.

Minutes for February 21, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingAlice PoggiGayle GarmanGina HarmonKaren SchurrKent NarumEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

This was called as a Special Meeting to discuss our FOGL input to:
Your Voice – Your Choice, Seattle City activity:
Help Decide How to Spend $2 Million of the City’s Budget.
Details are found at: http://frontporch.seattle.gov/2017/02/06/your-voice-your-choice/
Questions about how to get involved in any of the phases, please contact Jenny Frankl at 206.233.2044 or Jenny.Frankl@seattle.gov. Karen will contact her to discuss FOGL’s input.

Gayle described the nature of this program and how FOGL became involved, when asked by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) to provide inputs. This meeting was a winnowing of the larger list we previously submitted, to focus on those items we thought most needed.
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